The 10 Best Things to Do in Dublin, California

Dublin (formerly, Amador and Dougherty's Station) is a suburban city of the East (San Francisco) Bay and Tri-Valley regions of Alameda County, California, United States. Located along the north side of Interstate 580 at the intersection with Interstate 680, roughly 35 miles (56 km) east of downtown San Francisco, 23 miles (37 km) east of downtown Oakland, and 31 miles (50 km) north of downtown San Jose, it was referred to as "Dublin" in reference to the city of Dublin in Ireland because of the large number of Irish who lived there. The post office formally adopted the name in the 1890s.

1. Iron Horse Trail

Dublin, CA Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Hiking Trails
Excellent
54%
Good
40%
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

Iron Horse Trail

This former railroad track is now a "people-friendly" 23-mile long trail for bikers, hikers, in-line skaters, and horseback riders.

Reviewed By hawaii6989 - Pleasanton, CaliforniaPleasanton, California

Nice trails

Maybe I didn’t give this five stars because I am not a big fan of biking, but even I thought this was very nice. It is a long trail taking you through the cities of the Bay Area. You can walk, run, bike, or skate down the path. There are many entries into

2. Dublin Public Library

200, Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA 94568-2619 Traveler Resources, Libraries
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
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Poor
4%
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Dublin Public Library

Reviewed By heckfy - Pleasanton, CaliforniaPleasanton, California

Good library, conviniently located

This is a well run library. Knowledgeable staff, plenty of books. It's conveniently located close to major freeways on one side and some green spaces on the other.

3. Dublin Hills Regional Park

Dublin Hills Regional Park, Dublin, CA 94568 Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails More
Excellent
12%
Good
76%
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4 based on 8 reviews

Dublin Hills Regional Park

Reviewed By heckfy - Pleasanton, CaliforniaPleasanton, California

Grass covered hills, fresh wind, great views, mild trails and cows!

The park is located next to a major crossing of I-580 and I-680, so it's very easy to get to. It's a regional park, so it's less known. The best time to visit is probably spring. A lot of green grassy hills covered with California Poppy flowers - beautifu

4. Dublin Heritage Park & Museums

6600 Donlon Way, Dublin, CA 94568-2704 Museums, History Museums
Excellent
34%
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40%
Satisfactory
26%
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4 based on 23 reviews

Dublin Heritage Park & Museums

Reviewed By Goldfish510 - Columbia, MDColumbia, MD

Nice local park

Good for a few minutes walk and a few photos. Not somewhere I would go out of my way to visit but good for a leisurely walk if you are already in the are. Graveyard was interesting with a few signs describing the individuals there. Not many people there.

5. Dublin Iceland

7212 San Ramon Rd, Dublin, CA 94568-3244 Fun & Games, Sports Complexes
Excellent
25%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
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4 based on 4 reviews

Dublin Iceland

Reviewed By heckfy - Pleasanton, CaliforniaPleasanton, California

A good local ice rink

This is a local ice rink, conveniently located near a crossing of two freeways (I-580 and I-680), plenty of free parking. The building is a bit dated, no food, drinks or sports store (except for some vending machines), but the ice is well maintained and t

6. Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX

5000 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568-7595 Fun & Games, Movie Theaters
Excellent
51%
Good
45%
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX

Reviewed By 2Travelnuts101 - Dublin, CaliforniaDublin, California

Nice Theatre

They keep the theaters very clean. They have a huge snack bar with a wide variety of food; fresh popcorn, plenty of candy choices and even have beer and wine. They also have a small arcade area inside. However, parking is always a challenge for the theatr

7. Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl

6750 Regional St, Dublin, CA 94568-2918 Fun & Games, Bowling Alleys
Excellent
51%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl

Reviewed By JesLynx - San Francisco, CaliforniaSan Francisco, California

Great Bowling Alley, Bring the Kids!

I love taking the kids to Earl Anthony's. They have plenty of lanes, always offer the bumpers and the roller (thing that makes it easier for smaller children to roll the ball down the lane). The food choices are pretty standard, but it is nice that you do

8. Rockin' Jump - The Ultimate Trampoline Park

5875 Arnold Rd, #100, Dublin, CA 94568-3167 Fun & Games, Game & Entertainment Centers
Excellent
45%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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Terrible
6%
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4 based on 16 reviews

Rockin' Jump - The Ultimate Trampoline Park

Reviewed By STEVE C - Charlotte, North CarolinaCharlotte, North Carolina

Great place for kids to burn off some energy

Excellent place for active kids of almost all ages to have fun and burn some energy running and jumping for an hour. There are tables and chairs for the parents to use while the kids knock themselves out. If you're bringing toddlers, you probably want to

9. Dublin Ranch Golf Course

5900 Signal Hill Dr, Dublin, CA 94568-7795 Outdoor Activities, Golf Courses
Excellent
36%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
8%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Dublin Ranch Golf Course

Reviewed By originaldogman - Clovis, CaliforniaClovis, California

Great course in great condition

Played today with a friend of mine. First time for both of us. Here is the plus: course was in great shape and well laid out and nice views. Negative: no driving range and toooo many par 3 holes but challenging par 3’s. I highly recommend it. Cheers! Hi R

10. Caps & Taps

6601 Dublin Blvd Ste M, Dublin, CA 94568-3118 Nightlife, Bars & Clubs
Excellent
12%
Good
76%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 8 reviews

Caps & Taps

Reviewed By GlendaleCA - USAUSA

Good beer selection in uber-suburbia!

NIce little pub with quite a number of taps. You can tell there are regulars that come through here and that surely speaks a lot about the place itself. It is set up nicely with some simple, rustic-ish wooden tables (that could have been cleaned a bit bet

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